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ICYMI - Our Animal of the Week is the California moray eel!
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Today we released Phil in Sandy Hook, New Jersey! 🎉He was the 200th animal rescue release since our Animal Rescue program was founded in 1991. Learn more about this exciting release in our link!
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We're lucky to have our very own Luna Lovegood in our Animal Rescue program in honor of #HarryPotter20! Read more about her rehab in our link! ⚡️
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Our Animal of the Week is the California moray eel! Most fish breathe by closing and opening their gill covers to force water over their gills, but moray eels do not. They constantly open and close their mouths to breathe!
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@newshour interviewed our assistant curator of Blue Wonders, Jennie Janssen, about all things jellies! Check it out in our link!
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Phil has been cleared for release! This is incredibly exciting since he's our 200th animal rescue to be released. Our Animal Rescue team will release him next Tuesday morning at Gateway National Recreation Area at Sandy Hook, New Jersey. His release will be open to the public. Get all the details in our link!
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We’re ending #CephalopodWeek on a high note with one last photo of our Animal of the Week – the giant Pacific octopus! Be sure to learn more about them in our link.
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‪Be sure to look up on our plaza! You may spot birds native to the Baltimore area, like the black-crowned night heron. Read more about these birds in our link!
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FAN PHOTO SPOTLIGHT: @onegreenrose snapped a photo of our golden lion tamarin at the perfect moment!
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A distinguishing feature of adult Kimberley snake-necked turtles is their very long chin barbels, which is why they are sometimes called “bearded” snake-necked turtles. #TurtleTuesday 🐢
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Cuttlefish can camouflage themselves by changing color to fit their surroundings. That’s a neat trick for a cephalopod that’s colorblind! #CephalopodWeek
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In honor of #CephalopodWeek, our Animal of the Week is the Giant Pacific Octopus! 🐙Cephalopods are characterized by their bilateral symmetry, a body shape that primarily includes a large head and set of arms or tentacles. Learn more about octopuses in our link!
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Male longsnout seahorses can give birth to as many as 1600 fry. Now that’s a lot of #FathersDay cards.
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We think moon jellies are out of this world! See what makes these jellies unique in our link.
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It's #WorldSeaTurtleDay! 🐢To celebrate, check out what we feed Calypso, the green sea turtle in our Blacktip Reef exhibit!
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It's National #EatYourVegetablesDay! Check out the variety of veggies our sloths eat everyday! 🥒🥕🍅🌶
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Our rescue seals, Phil and Luna, are both eating on their own and responding well in rehab! Read our latest update about their progress in our link.
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Calypso came to the Aquarium 15 years ago! Take a look back on her rescue story, in honor of #SeaTurtleWeek, in our link!
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We're proud to rehabilitate and release sea turtles through our Animal Rescue program! Rehabilitation includes enrichment activities to ensure that the turtles thrive in their natural environment upon release. In honor of Sea Turtle Week, learn more about our rehabilitation and release process in our link. 🐢 #TurtleTuesday
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Happy #SeaTurtleWeek!Follow along all week as we celebrate these special turtles who call the sea their home!
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The release of rescued and rehabilitated sea turtles is representative of the efforts of our team members and our partner organizations. Each release is a powerful moment for staff and onlookers alike. Learn more about our release process in our link! 🐢#SeaTurtleWeek
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We hope your week ends in wonder. ✨Photo by @bettinainclan.
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It's Chesapeake Bay Week! The Bay is full of awesome animals. Learn more about some of them in our link! #SaveTheBay
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We think tarantulas are more terrific than terrifying! See why with the five fast facts in our link. #FactFriday
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Searobins are seasonal visitors to the Chesapeake Bay! Learn about these unique fish as we continue to celebrate the Bay all week long! Read more in our link.
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We may be nearing the end of Chesapeake Bay week, but we like to celebrate the Bay all year long! Learn about some of our programs helping to #SaveTheBay in our link.
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Happy #WorldOceansDay! Today we celebrate the oceans that give us everything from the food we eat to the air we breathe. There are so many reasons to celebrate the ocean, but in our link are just a few to remember today and everyday!
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Continue the celebration of #WorldOceansDay all summer long! Be an environmentally friendly beach goer with the tips in our link. 🏖
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Our Animal of the Week is the sloth! Leaves, shoots, fruits and the occasional egg make up the wild sloth’s diet. Learn more about them in our link!
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This nimble spray crab was added to our Surviving through Adaptation exhibit along with a debelius cleaner shrimp! Learn more about them in our link.